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Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,865
Posted By ALagonia
Results from two recent flights. I have a 9 with...

Results from two recent flights.
I have a 9 with O-360 and Catto 3 blade.
All speeds are mph
119 TAS 113 IAS
1550 FPM climb
26.4 MAP 2260 RPM
49F temp
3100 feet climbing

Flight 2
Forum: Reviews 12-04-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By ALagonia
I second that emotion. Just called AFS with a...

I second that emotion. Just called AFS with a simple question and Rob comes on the phone to answer. Doesnít get any better than that.
Thank you AFS
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By ALagonia
Vic Syracuse for sure he is located at Peachtree...

Vic Syracuse for sure he is located at Peachtree City just south and west of Atlanta.
I used Vic for two pre buys and to fix a wiring issue I had with my EFIS and I highly recommend him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By ALagonia
I have a 9. I am only 5í6Ē and have no problem...

I have a 9. I am only 5í6Ē and have no problem seeing over the glare shield to land or taxi. I have one of the smaller wedges under my seat bottom cushion and my seat back is in the forward position....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By ALagonia
I love that idea but can it be connected to an...

I love that idea but can it be connected to an iPad? Iím assuming it cannot.
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,779
Posted By ALagonia
I went for the TW just for the fun and challenge...

I went for the TW just for the fun and challenge of it. I had very little TW time and it was many years ago. But as much as I love flying I was getting bored. 10 years of Charter flying with as many...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By ALagonia
That is exactly how I did mine.

That is exactly how I did mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By ALagonia
Done that many times. Be aware that they may want...

Done that many times. Be aware that they may want you over the water, the Atlantic south of Long Island and then Long Island Sound north of Long Island, to get you to Groton. If youíre not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By ALagonia
I just did one for my 9. My only advice would be...

I just did one for my 9. My only advice would be to take it slow and be careful. I am also not the builder of my airplane. It wasnít as difficult as I first thought.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By ALagonia
Tom Berge in Crystal City. He is also one of the...

Tom Berge in Crystal City.
He is also one of the recommended Vans transition instructors. He did. One in my 9. He also owns a 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By ALagonia
Installed my Flyleds today. I think Iím going to...

Installed my Flyleds today.
I think Iím going to like these. Wig Wag is next
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-10-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By ALagonia
We come to the Memphis area frequently to visit...

We come to the Memphis area frequently to visit kids and grandchildren with our 9. Would love to meet up with other RVíers.
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By ALagonia
Maybe I should do the calibration again. But I...

Maybe I should do the calibration again. But I did it carefully. Tail (I have a tailgragger) raised to level as checked with a level on the rails under the slider canopy. We put in 2 gallons at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By ALagonia
This is what I use. Have been using this kind of...

This is what I use. Have been using this kind of binder for years. For various airplanes. I also put frequently used approach plates towards the back in extra
Plastics. Now that I am paperless they...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By ALagonia
What EFIS system are you referring to? I have...

What EFIS system are you referring to? I have dual AFS 4500ís. Calibrated my tanks two gallons at a time with the airplane in a level attitude and they are miserably inaccurate. So much that I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By ALagonia
The highest Iíve seen in climb is 428 on cylinder...

The highest Iíve seen in climb is 428 on cylinder #4. In cruise Iím right at or right under 400 on cylinder #4. All others are lower.
I do keep the mixture full rich in a climb. And my fuel flow at...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By ALagonia
Can you explain the mod? Any pictures?

Can you explain the mod? Any pictures?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,621
Posted By ALagonia
Repair it with a new O ring and put in your...

Repair it with a new O ring and put in your travel tool bag. Buy a new one, they’re cheap to put on the plane. That’s what I did.
I also carry a spare filler cap with me as well you never know.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By ALagonia
CHT temps and a plenum

Would like to hear from those 9 drivers that have an O-360 with a plenum and a FP prop. I have a three blade Catto.
How did you deal with high CHT temps? Not higher than Lycoming recommended limits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By ALagonia
When we had our charter operation on an island in...

When we had our charter operation on an island in Central America I used to send mine in every year during our slow season. The humidity and heat down there was murder on them. My daughter would get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,581
Posted By ALagonia
Unfortunately I do not know how to post pics. But...

Unfortunately I do not know how to post pics. But if I did I would show you my flight to see Vic Syracuse at KFFC. In the air at 8 AM. What a perfect day to fly. Got cleared to fly right over KATL at...
Forum: Interiors 10-20-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By ALagonia
Thanks but I donít want new seats. Looking for...

Thanks but I donít want new seats. Looking for sheepskin covers for mine. Wouldnít want my airplane to be down long enough to send seats to Germany.
Forum: Interiors 10-20-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By ALagonia
Inexpensive sheepskin seat covers for a 9

Does anybody have a source for inexpensive real short haired sheepskin seat covers for an RV9?
My leather seats are in excellent condition but I really need sheepskin for various reasons.
A last...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-15-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By ALagonia
Iíd be there if I had not committed to,be in SC...

Iíd be there if I had not committed to,be in SC and then NC the same day, Oct. 26. Did formation clinics in my L-39 and I can tell you they are great. Definitely will improve your skills.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By ALagonia
7A on the ramp at KMEI yesterday

There was a 7A on the ramp at MEI yesterday. I had a question I wanted to ask the owner but departed in a Mooney before I could ask him. If he is on the Form please contact me so I can ask that...
Forum: GPS 10-10-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By ALagonia
No issues in my 9. Both GPS antennas are mounted...

No issues in my 9. Both GPS antennas are mounted inches apart under the cowling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By ALagonia
Sirius XM with Foreflight

I installed a GDL52R and have no problem receiving Sirius XM weather on my iPad. I also have a subscription to Sirius XM audio for music. But I cannot select a channel. All I get is their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,562
Posted By ALagonia
I put the GPS antenna that came with the GDL82 on...

I put the GPS antenna that came with the GDL82 on a shelf attached to the firewall under the cowling. Works flawlessly. Not a difficult install
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By ALagonia
I donít see in the quote from your insurance...

I donít see in the quote from your insurance company that the individual must be a CFII.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By ALagonia
I was actively looking to prebuy a 7. Had a pre...

I was actively looking to prebuy a 7. Had a pre buy done on one. Then had a prebuy done on a 6. Ended up buying a 9 and could not be happier. Unless you are serious about serious aerobatics donít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,128
Posted By ALagonia
Saturday was cleaning and flying the pattern....

Saturday was cleaning and flying the pattern. Landings have improved immensely. And are now mostly, haha, consistent. (I’m a new taildragger guy. RV9, 100+hours TD)
Today MJ, my wife, and I flew to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By ALagonia
I would also like the answer to this question. I...

I would also like the answer to this question. I am also having one hot CHT and have ruled out baffle issues. I also have an O-360.
Thank you
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By ALagonia
On August 31 flying from our home base to KNQA in...

On August 31 flying from our home base to KNQA in the Memphis area we hit 202 mph. A westbound flight with little to no tailwind. Didnít take a picture but you can check Flight Aware to confirm....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By ALagonia
How did you attach the cowl flap to the lower...

How did you attach the cowl flap to the lower cowl? Epoxy, rivets?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 277,659
Posted By ALagonia
I have an A20 and the older I believe X20 Bose...

I have an A20 and the older I believe X20 Bose headsets. How much for one of your holders for each of my headsets?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By ALagonia
ďTwo on each side of your cowling?Ē I only have...

ďTwo on each side of your cowling?Ē
I only have one cylinder that is higher than the others. Iím thinking maybe one cowl flap rather than trimming my lower cowl. That cowl flap on the left side since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By ALagonia
Anti Splat Aero cowl flap

Anybody have any experience with this product? How much drop did you see in your CHTís in climb and cruise?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
The carb had the enrichment kit done to it so it...

The carb had the enrichment kit done to it so it is not the lean version. When discussing the EGTís it seems fuel is not the cause. So I guess I am left with air. Cowl flap or trim a little off of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
I will check the carb part number My oil is...

I will check the carb part number
My oil is definitely not running hot.
Not looking to change the plenum/cowl so the distance is irrelevant to my attempts to cool my CHT down.
We did check the mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
I believe it does. Not at the airplane right now...

I believe it does. Not at the airplane right now To confirm but that is what I believe it looks like.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
How do you increase the fuel flow?

How do you increase the fuel flow?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
I donít know how to answer this. I would need...

I donít know how to answer this. I would need pictures to identify what I have. I have a Catto three blade prop if that helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
It is a James cowl but I donít know if it is a...

It is a James cowl but I donít know if it is a short one like you said. How can I tell?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
I was told that the #4 cylinder is always the...

I was told that the #4 cylinder is always the hottest. It is right in front of the oil cooler.
How else could I determine if that cylinder is really Ning lean other than the spark plugs? My engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
No air leak. Removed all the spark plugs and no...

No air leak. Removed all the spark plugs and no indication of running lean. Swapped the #4 CHT probe with the #2 probe. Went for a test flight today. #4 is still the hottest. So not a probe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
Hard to make out your first two,pics. The last...

Hard to make out your first two,pics. The last pic showing the exhaust was clearly understandable. I have a Sam James plenum. Any idea how your suggestions would help/affect my CHTís with my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
Here is the data from two flights. Sam James...

Here is the data from two flights.
Sam James plenum
Carburetor
ROP

Flight #1
CHT's at cruise
-375 - 395 - 394 - 411
EGT's at cruise - 1261 - 1327 - 1267 - 1328
6000 feet 72% power 9.0 gph 71 degrees...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
Not electronic ignition. Straight mags

Not electronic ignition. Straight mags
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
I wrote them all down but left my pad in the...

I wrote them all down but left my pad in the airplane but other CHTís were well below 400 rich of peak, carbureted and all EGTís were below 1400. O-360 Barrett engine with less than 200 hours since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
What are your thoughts? Please share

What are your thoughts? Please share
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By ALagonia
Can you post a pic of the cut you made? I have a...

Can you post a pic of the cut you made? I have a 9 and yesterday in cruise 1:44 flight my #4 was at 411. Reduced power from 70% to 64% and #4 CHT only dropped to 401. Burning 9 gph at 6000í, OAT 70...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By ALagonia
Very helpful. I was thinking of the Baja Squadron...

Very helpful. I was thinking of the Baja Squadron Pro lights. A friend has them and likes them in his 7.
Just looking for as many comments as possible before I undertake the process of changing out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,779
Posted By ALagonia
If youíre thinking Cape Giardeau you might...

If youíre thinking Cape Giardeau you might consider KSIK, Sikeston, MO. Only one runway but thereís a restaurant that will pick you up at the airport. Lambertís, the home of the throwed roll, is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By ALagonia
Iíve tried to,post pics but have been...

Iíve tried to,post pics but have been unsuccessful. I have wing tip lighting now. Happy to send you a pic via email. Is that okay for you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By ALagonia
Minimum Lumens/candela for LED landing lights

Any comments on what the minimum acceptable is for landing lights? I donít mean to start the debate that you never have enough light. Looking for comments on what the minimum acceptable is from...
Forum: GPS 08-28-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 45,956
Posted By ALagonia
Any update on when Garmin will offer a video...

Any update on when Garmin will offer a video tutorial for the GPS 175?
Forum: Propellers 08-24-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By ALagonia
I put the LET on my three blade Catto prop today....

I put the LET on my three blade Catto prop today. Learning curve is an understatement. First prop looks terrible. Second prop almost as bad. Third prop is acceptable.
Question for those that have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By ALagonia
I was told to land on the orange dot. No problem....

I was told to land on the orange dot. No problem. I was close in on downwind as instructed. Then the tower controller told me to turn base when I was abeam that orange dot. That certainly wouldnít...
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By ALagonia
Ordered the LET today for my three blade Catto...

Ordered the LET today for my three blade Catto prop without NLE.
Forum: Southeast 08-20-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By ALagonia
Not sure how long a drive it is to 1A3, you said...

Not sure how long a drive it is to 1A3, you said within a two hour drive, but there is s hangar available there. We have three RVís there, a 9, 9A and a 12. 3500 foot asphalt runway.
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By ALagonia
This has been great info. Placing my order right...

This has been great info. Placing my order right now.
Thank you all for responding. This site is awesome when forced with a decision to make.
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